ICC examines Gaza flotilla raid

2013-05-14 22:05
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The Hague - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Tuesday she would open a preliminary examination into the events surrounding the 2010 Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound from Turkey to the Gaza strip in which nine people died.

The prosecutor said in a statement she was obliged to open a preliminary examination following a referral from the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros, to which one of the vessels raided was registered.

Few preliminary examinations ever lead to a full investigation, let alone a trial.

"My office will be conducting a preliminary examination in order to establish whether the criteria for opening an investigation are met," she said in response to the referral, which was transmitted by a Turkish law firm.

Read more on:    international criminal court  |  gaza strip  |  turkey  |  palestine  |  israel

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